Ramona Pierson is a remarkable woman. I have blogged about her after seeing her speak at TED. She has an incredible story and it’s a lesson about the power of learning. I recently shared the stage with her at the !dea11 conference in Melbourne. It was a privilege to be able to speak with somebody who is committed to better understanding how people learn. By a strange twist of fate, Ramona’s accident enabled her to ask a simple question yet it has such deep implications for our work as educators. That question is ‘how do people learn best?’ Once we understand this, we can maximise opportunities for learners and teachers.
I don’t know about you but I admire people who can simplify the complex and that’s not to say that what Ramona does is simple. What she is doing is finding practical solutions to empower students and enable students.